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Oxymorons & Social Media

August 27, 2009

oxymoronIt’s amazing to look at words and expressions and to infer the history behind them.  So this is just a quick post with observations on oxymorons in the online world.

Online newspaper is an oxymoron. It the news is online, then there is no paper.  The words online newspaper tells us that newspaper industry resisted the change. Maybe when they all die, we just call that online news.

Social Media Public Relations is also an oxymoron. But more subtle. TV’s and Newspapers have public, Social Networks have communities. There is no such a thing as the Facebook public. So, the expression makes no sense and should be replaced by Community Relations, or Tribes Relations to make it more ” according to Seth”.

Any other you may think about ?

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